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Diller-Odell Shooting for Fourth Straight Playoff Appearance

ODELL - This year's senior class at Diller-Odell has made the playoffs in all three years that they have been with the Griffins, but have only one playoff win to show for it. They're looking for that to change this year. "We want to make it to the playoffs, and this year win a game.…

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Auburn Hopes New Transfer Will Be Final Piece for a Postseason Run

AUBURN, Neb. - Michael Lombardi will have new scenery when he steps on the football field on Aug. 25 for the first time with Auburn High School. The 6'3" 215 pound senior played offensive line and linebacker for Conestoga last fall. He finished with 101 tackles, including eight tackles for loss, a sack and two…

BDS Seniors Carry Unbelievable Experience into Final Season

BRUNING - With a state runner-up finish in 2014, a state championship in 2015 and a state semifinal appearance in 2016, BDS has built quite the football tradition. That is what the Eagle seniors carry into their final year with the program: experience. "One thing about this group is that we don't just have one…

Lourdes Upperclassmen Helping Young Football Players Fill Roles

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. - The Nebraska City Lourdes football team opened camp last week with significant roles yet to be filled, including at the quarterback position. The Knights lost seven seniors off last year's team that finished 8-3 and made it to the state playoff quarterfinals for the first time since 2006. Among those to…

Building Depth is Top Priority for Nebraska City Football

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. - New Nebraska City head football coach Dan Hempel has been focusing on three things this offseason: (1) changing the culture in the program, (2) building the Pioneers' confidence, and (3) establishing depth. The Pioneers finished 3-6 last fall, but were one win away from sneaking into the Class B state playoffs.…

New Faces to Guide Panther Football in '17

NORFOLK - There will be a lot of new faces starting for the Norfolk Panthers this year, but the standards are the same. The Panthers have made the postseason in three straight years for the first time since qualifying for four straight playoffs from 2000 to 2003. Norfolk only has two starters back on offense…

Lakeview Softball Seeking Winning Record in 2017

COLUMBUS, Neb. - After a disappointing year last season, the Lakeview softball teams hope for a winning record in 2017. The team made clear cut goals this year, in fact, creating expectations was something head coach Erica Zywiec emphasized from the beginning of the year. "First day of practice we actually had cards that we wrote goals…

Doane Football Returns on NCN 21 and Ol Red 99-5

CRETE - The Doane Tigers are fresh off a season that featured a home playoff game, and their talents will be showcased again on both local television and radio. Doane University Football will be broadcast live on News Channel Nebraska television, and Ol Red 99-5 radio this year, and should feature an exciting season. In 2016,…

Arterburn to Serve as New Voice of Peru State Football

PERU, Neb. - A new, but yet familiar voice to Peru State athletics, will become the "Voice of Bobcat Football" starting this fall. Hunter Arterburn, the operations manager for Flood Broadcasting out of Nebraska City, will take over the duties when Peru State opens its fall schedule on August 26 against Avila University in the Oak…

News Channel Nebraska Releases Southeast Radio and TV Schedule

SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA - The Fall Sports Season has officially come and News Channel Nebraska is ready to bring you all the local coverage you can handle! We have officially released our News Channel Nebraska 21 Television, Ol Red 99-5 Radio and News Channel Nebraska Radio schedules for the start of the fall seasons. During scheduling,…

Syracuse Looks to Continue Success in 20th Year Under Nordhues

SYRACUSE - The Syracuse Rockets have made winning a tradition in recent years, but it hasn't always been that way for Head Coach Rick Nordhues. "My first year, we were 0-8, and I think in my first three years, we won like four games or something like that. It was a rough start, but we…